Mansfield Instep

InStep - Walking for Health in Mansfield

Whaley Thorns June 2022

About Us

  • Our walks are free and need no booking - just come along
  • We walk on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 for about 2 hours
  • The walks average between 4.5 and 6 miles
  • No specialist equipment is required except for good footwear and waterproof clothing.  A bottle of water is advisable, particularly in hot weather
  • Walks are guided by volunteers
  • There are around 30 different routes within a ten mile radius of Mansfield
  • The average walk is attended by 15 - 20 walkers, depending on the weather

Although maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health are the main targets of the group, the development of strong camaraderie is seen as vital to support this. For many walkers it is the companionship which is most important, for example after bereavement or marital breakdown, redundancy or retirement or moving into a new area. Others join because they enjoy the countryside but do not like to walk alone or lack confidence to explore new terrain.

New walkers bring fresh ideas all of which are welcome. Please talk to one of our guides. 

Appointed Members of InStep Walking Group

  • Group Leader:- David Chamberlain
  • Treasurer:- Lesley Perry
  • Administrator:- Pat Tomlinson